Skip to page content
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Bookmark and Share

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Biography — Ondray T. Harris

OFCCP Director Ondray Harris Ondray T. Harris serves as the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. He leads a staff of men and women around the country who are dedicated to protecting workers, promoting diversity and enforcing the law.

OFCCP administers and enforces three equal employment opportunity laws: Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 793; and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212. Collectively, these laws make it illegal for contractors and subcontractors doing business with the federal government to discriminate in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. In addition, contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants or employees because they inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or that of others, subject to certain limitations.

Prior to starting at OFCCP, Mr. Harris served as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Labor in the Employment Training Administration (ETA), where he led the Department’s initiative to assist private industries and states with creating apprenticeship programs that can thrive across the U.S.

Previously, Mr. Harris was a legal consultant for CorVel Corp. At CorVel, he advised on how to control cost and resolve issues with positive legal and financial outcomes. He also educated employees on liability exposure regarding internal and external issues for the company and government agencies regarding insurance claims, OSHA, tort claims, and various areas of potential litigation and employment law issues.

Mr. Harris was also a consultant with Fulcrum IT and Government Consulting Solutions on its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission contract. There, he advised on and examined Sarbanes–Oxley, Dodd–Frank, and JOBS Act matters, as well as EDGAR filing and disclosure requirements pursuant to the Regulations S–K prescribed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1933.

Additionally, he was formerly the Executive Director of the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB), a quasi–judicial, independent agency that resolves labor–management disputes between agencies and labor.

Prior to heading up PERB, Mr. Harris was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve a four–year term as the Director of the Community Relations Service (CRS) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). As the Director of CRS, Mr. Harris managed the Agency in carrying out its Congressional mandate to work with communities across the United States in resolving conflicts based on race, color, gender, sex, and national origin and in employing strategies to prevent and respond to violence. At CRS, Mr. Harris oversaw the legal matters of the Agency and ensured compliance with federal laws. In addition, Mr. Harris served as Deputy Chief of the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division at DOJ. Prior to his tenure at DOJ, Mr. Harris was a partner at LeClair Ryan and an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mr. Harris received an Associate of Arts in liberal arts, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Hampden-Sydney College, as well as a Juris Doctorate from Washington & Lee University.